Honduran migrant Vicky Chavez with her daughter Issabella on May 31, 2018 in the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where she sought protection from deportation in late 2017.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
The number of migrants living in churches has spiked recently in anticipation of threatened immigration raids, but churches have long protected refugees in an act of faith-based civil disobedience.
Between 1990 to 2015, nearly half of all migrants worldwide went back to their country of birth, whether by choice or by force.
Deportees and other migrants return home wealthier, more educated and with more work experience than people who never left. This 'brain gain' benefits the whole community, financially and politically.
A group of Mexican laborers boarding a train in Chicago to be deported in 1951.
Trump has expanded and escalated the most punitive policies he inherited from his predecessors.
More than 1,000 New Zealanders have been deported from Australia in the last 2 years.
Changes to Australian immigration law have resulted in a sharp increase in deportations, particularly among New Zealanders of Maori and Pacific Island descent.
The new NHS charging regime will have a severe impact on the most vulnerable people in society.
Women with children in their arms protested the separation of families seeking protection at U.S. borders, as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addressed a Senate subcommittee.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Simply based on how they are housed, forcibly separating immigrant kids from their families is bound to make a bad situation worse.
Lucy Francineth Granados, a Montréal community organizer advocating for the rights of undocumented workers was forcibly and violently arrested at her home by the Canadian Border Security Agency on March 20, 2018. Community protests like this one on March 23 sprang up all over the city.
What kind of a country is Canada? One which truly welcomes and respects immigrants and their lives and safety? Or one which just says it does but brutally detains and deports them?
Immigrants and activists demonstrate in front of the Republican Party headquarters in Washington.
AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo
Conservatives on migration claim that allowing the DACA recipients to stay shows disrespect for the law. The moral principles that underlie the American legal system, however, tell a different story.
A woman in Mexico who was deported in 2010 and separated from her two children in the United States.
An anthropologist went to Mexico and interviewed more than 50 people who were deported. It was like being sent to the moon, they told him.
Deportations of EU nationals in the UK have risen by 20%, despite EU laws protecting their rights.
Marlene Mosqueda’s father was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in February.
AP Photo/Nick Ut, File
Three stories show how today's deportations are reminiscent of what immigrants experienced during immigration raids under President Obama.
Border Patrol officers detaining immigrants in a field after a few local raids.
U.S. Border Patrol Museum
In 1954, US Border Patrol's Operation Wetback promised to deport millions of undocumented Mexicans. It fell far short of its target, but made a mark in the minds of immigrants who lived in fear.
Migrants arrive at the Juan Bosco migrant shelter in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico after being deported.
Trump's orders on deportations and immigration enforcement signal a hard-line approach without consideration for important factors in the lives of migrants.
Deporting more illegal immigrants means hiring more ICE agents. The costs add up.
Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP
Following through on campaign promises to forcibly evict several million illegal immigrants, Trump has set in motion a plan to deport those with criminal records. But doing so won't come cheap.
Kenyans marching in solidarity with Americans and women worldwide to protest the sexist statements of president Donald Trump.
Voice of America
Donald Trump has done what decades of American feminism could not: unite women worldwide in solidarity.
Students protesting on campus in Davis, California, following the election of Donald Trump.
Students and faculty are demanding universities declare themselves sanctuary campuses. Historically, sanctuary offered both legal and moral protection for the vulnerable.
Mexico and the US: separated by a river, some fences, and a long history of American racism.
Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters
Before the United States kicks out millions of Mexicans, perhaps Trump -- and we -- should ask whether Latino deportees are really criminals, and consider the origins of that errant notion.
Will adding a few feet help deter someone seeking a better life?
Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina boast that their business experience would make them excellent presidents, yet their immigration policies fall short of the lessons from Business 101.
President Obama’s immigration plan may help some illegal migrants find higher-paying jobs, helping spur some additional economic activity.
An estimated 11 million undocumented residents in the United States live in daily fear of deportation. This fear permeates nearly every aspect of their lives. President Barack Obama’s executive actions…
They have family values too
Not so long ago, I sat across the table from Teresa, age 25, in a migrant shelter right across the border from Nogales Arizona, her tired face glimmered through the veil of tears as she described her experience…